Private Collection 1975 Banff Distillery
Dried banana aromas combine with candied lime peel and soft black liquorice. Vanilla custard notes give way to white pepper and subtle green apple.
Fresh lemon zest is accompanied by faint marzipan and honeydew melon. Fresh cut grass notes develop with a hint of spiced orange.
Medium-bodied finish with citrus fruit and soft spice.
Some distilleries have extraordinary, enduring stories, but it’s hard to imagine them ever matching up to the history of the Banff Distillery. Built in 1824, Banff established itself in the Highlands until a fire completely destroyed all but the maltings and - thankfully- the warehouses.
This was the merely the first in a series of calamities. These culminated in a fateful bombing raid during the Second World War when a fully-laden German Junkers Ju-88 bomber bombed the site. The result of this fateful flight was a series of explosions, igniting hundreds of highly flammable casks of whisky. Many of the casks not permanently sent to the angels leaked and, legend has it, caused the drunkenness of local farm animals.
The Banff Distillery closed in 1983. As with a number of distilleries that met the dame fate in the 80s, Banff has left a legacy: a few remaining casks filled with a whisky with deep rich flavour and long lingering spice notes.
- Private Collection
- New Releases
- Bottled year
- 14 December 2021
- Dark Gold
- Cask Type
- Refill American Hogshead
- Cask Numbers
- Worldwide *Available Markets May Vary